Gerardo Parra CF/RF ARI Jun 16 '12

According to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Southwest, the Red Sox asked for Gerardo Parra in exchange for Kevin Youkilis during trade negotiations earlier this month.

The Diamondbacks love Parra's defense, the strides he's taken offensively and the fact that he's cost-controlled, so they politely declined Boston's request. It's possible that talks will heat up and that the Red Sox will drop their asking price as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. But Parra is unlikely to be involved.

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